The European Commission will host an information day on the European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP).
The EDIDP provides € 500 million in co-financing over 2019-2020 for the joint industrial development of defence equipment and technologies in all domains (air, land, sea, cyber and space). It is a test phase in view of a more ambitious EU programme in the next EU multi-annual financial framework. The EDIDP will be implemented directly by the European Commission.
At this information day, the Commission will inform participants on the EDIDP regulation (highlighting differences compared to the preparatory action on defence research) and the topics covered by the EDIDP 2019 calls. They will also explain participation modalities and access to the participant portal.
EDIDP financial support is limited to public or private undertakings from legal entities established in the EU countries. Industry, be it larger companies or SMEs, clusters defence industry associations, national or European research institutes and universities are all invited to participate.